Jan | Feb 2018

 

New Blanton Photography Exhibit Explores the Mythology of the American Road Trip

The American road trip has been eternalized in books like Kerouac’s novel, in movies like Easy Rider, and in songs like Simon and Garfunkel’s “America.”...

 
 

Finest Hour: Honoring the 2017 Distinguished Alumni

Each year, some of UT’s most noteworthy return to campus for a weekend to celebrate their accomplishments and receive the highest honor awarded to UT Austin alumni:...

 
 

Getting to Know the New Executive Director of the Texas Exes

When the news broke last November, it was noted that Chuck Harris, BBA ’86, Life Member, would be only the seventh person to serve as executive director of the...

 
 

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How Texas Is Trying to Stay Ahead of the Opioid Epidemic

“What is an opioid?” clinical assistant professor of health outcomes and pharmacy practice Lucas Hill asks, scanning the faces in the Steve Hicks School of...

 
 

Finding Clarity on the Balkan Peninsula

One balmy September morning, I sat in the Austin airport breathing shallowly, gripped by apprehension. I was about to traverse the Atlantic to meet 18 Flying Longhorns...

 
 

Jan|Feb Alumni Authors

The Throne of Caesar by Steven Saylor, BA ’78 Days after the slaying of Julius Caesar on the Ides of March, the poet Helvius Cinna is mistakenly assassinated...

 
 

The Way Back: Pool Party

Beginning in the early 1940s, the Aqua Carnival was a campus sensation. Used to raise funds for the swim team, the annual event had diving contests, synchronized...

 
 

Why Your New Year’s Resolutions Always Fail

KUT’s “Two Guys on Your Head” co-host and UT professorArt Markman on why your New Year’s resolutions always fail. By the time you read this, your New Year’s...

 
 

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Abroad In Hollywood: How the One-of-a-Kind UTLA Program Prepares Students for Show Business

It’s 6:30 p.m. and the students are late. The hot October California sun is slowly disappearing behind purple mountains, serving as the backdrop to an unassuming...

 
 

5 Books from the Longhorn Universe to Kick Off the New Year

American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West by Nate Blakeslee In his latest book, award-winning journalist Blakeslee, MA ’96, cinematically...

 
 
 
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